ON VIEW: HONG KONG | Yang Yuntao
“Yang Yuntao is a very powerful dancer,mature and knowledgeable.” ── Sue Healey
Yang Yuntao joined the Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) in 2002 as Principal Dancer,becoming Assistant Artistic Director in 2007 and Artistic Director in 2013. A graduate of the Faculty of Dance at the Minzu University of China,Yang has been a dancer with the Guangdong Modern Dance Company,the Beijing Modern Dance Company and the City Contemporary Dance Company. He has received a number of awards at national dance competitions in China,and was recognised at the Hong Kong Dance Awards in 2003 and 2006. In 2009 he received the “Award for Best Artist (Dance)” in the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards.
Yang has choreographed for various dance companies. His choreographic works for HKDC include Border Town,Romance of the Three Kingdoms,Spring Ritual‧Eulogy,Joseph Koo’s Dance Melodies 2013,The Legend of Mulan,The Butterfly Lovers,Storm Clouds,Voices and Dances of the Distant Land,L’Amour Immortel,Blanc in Reveries of the Red Chamber,and Chinese Hero: A Lone Exile. Spring Ritual‧Eulogy won the “Outstanding Achievement in Production” award at the 2013 Hong Kong Dance Awards and was presented in Beijing and Taipei in 2013. The Legend of Mulan won two awards at the 2014 Hong Kong Dance Awards and was presented in New York and Sydney in 2015,and in London in 2017. The Butterfly Lovers was presented in Korea in 2016. Storm Clouds and L’Amour Immortel won three awards at the 2015 and 2016 Hong Kong Dance Awards respectively. L’Amour Immortel was presented at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre and Guangzhou Opera House in July 2017.